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Old 11 May 2017, 01:15 PM   #241
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I finally got back around to tinkering after six weeks recovering from an op, trying to get as much done as I can before the next one....


So been playing with a few aero bits, did the wheels at last and have really started to get into the interior bits.... well what's left og it at least


So, I wanted to make a larger under tray that goes just beyond the bell housing and under the engine completely. Lets nip the first thing in the bud quickly. I have used marine ply for this at the moment for a couple of reasons. firstly it great for a template, easy to work and can take a bit of a beating.... secondly, I haven't the budget for a huge carbon item that could turn out to be useless for my needs, get crack, smashed and wrecked in uk roads.... so as a test bed the ply will do just fine...


A frame work was also make using simple square bar with tabs here and there for suppose and fixings. I haven't made the rose joints etc yet but all the bits are on route... some pics:


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The next bit was to finally ditch that nasty chrome look on the wheels. The wheels needed a small bit of repair but noting major; so on with the repair and silver base coat. That was followed by a few coats of a Xerallic purple mix and then a few coats of clear...


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following the new wheel look and front floor section I turned back too looking at a little more aero for the front. Canards. There was literally nothing I could buy off the shelf to suit what I kind of wanted so out with the fibre glass...


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Quick test fit and eye ball:


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They both still need a bit of trimming and adjusting oh and painting but this gives you an idea and to be fair I was pretty happy with them at this stage...


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while they where being finished off:


The pesky interior.... lots to do here. The S6 I have isn't a plug and play. I didn't want too use the stock loom as it has issue so a full new engine loom is required and I shall do that bit soon. The aim here again along with the seat swap is too loose weight and make it all simple....


A vast strip back of the stock loom saved a huge 13kgs.... these is leaving the lights, wiper systems, front electric windows, steering rack controls and indicators. pretty much everything else has gone.... including the bulky air con unit and heater unit.... The heater is being replaced with a smaller much lighter unit....


so that's those gone:


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all this seemed very unnecessary:


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And this is what is left:


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with the heater/air con/wiring an over all saving of just under 21 kgs.... that'll do for now....

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Old 11 May 2017, 02:16 PM   #242
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You don't f*ck about do you?
Great project write up. Looking forward to the next instalment.
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Old 12 May 2017, 06:35 PM   #243
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I do what I can

I may have just bought a dash for it !!!!

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Old 13 May 2017, 01:19 PM   #244
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Not a problem.... to be honest if this wasn't the kind of thing I did for a living it would be a very different car...

A curious black box turned up this morning....

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What's inside???

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The comes the question... near or far.... have to say I think it's close for me.... means the dash moves with the height adjustment on the steering colum.....

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Old 16 May 2017, 05:34 PM   #245
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Had a friend of mine 3d print me a dash mount plate. 6mm hollow filled, very tough and super light....

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Old 16 May 2017, 06:08 PM   #246
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Nice! I do love my 3D printer. Such a great tool.


Just be careful with it. In my experience the PLA material used (being biodegradable) doesn't last too well over time. Some of my parts have ended up cracking and warping.
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Old 12 February 2018, 08:17 PM   #247
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Hoping to get back on the old girl soon! I've been super ill since the last instalment and finally feeling a little more with it!!!

She really isn't far off now.
P/S lines and pump
fuel cell
finish the exhaust and plumb the wastegates in
wire the thing up

And some paint wouldn't go a miss either to be fair! I'm sure there are some other niggling bits but they are the big jobs....

Had a little play today with exhaust ideas, will defiantly go with twin side exits, one either side, the exits have been made into flat oval using a length of pipe and some sheet metal.... so made those today and trimmed the skirts to get an idea to style and placement.... I will have to get the diff mounted underneath before i can build the exhaust properly but definitely happy with the look....

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